Infant's bonnet

Early 19th century

Object Place: USA


16 x 14.5 cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton India mull with cotton embroidery, linen net inserted with silk embroidery, and Valenciennes bobbin lace

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made of two pieces put together with band of bobbin lace running from center front of forehead to center back of neck, narrow Valenciennes ruffle around edges, background of muslin embroidered with eyelets, design of two scrolling stems bearing minute oval leaves, embroidered with white cotton on each side of cap, border design of minute oval leaves flanking straight stem.

Credit Line

Gift of Misses Mildred and Margaret Allen